June 2013: Annie Paquette & Jane Bland
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved taking pictures. In secondary school I took classes in art and photography, then I studied arts in college (1992-95). After that, I continued at the college in photography for 3 years (1995-98) in Matane, Gaspésie, QC. I loved the medium of black and white photography; you can find a different essence to an image and capture it. In 2009 I moved to BC and since then, I have rediscovered colour and this ignited my passion to capture the beauty of colourful nature. In 1998, I started using old windows that I salvaged to frame my images, an important touch as this gives the right soul to my work.
Jane Bland is an artist from Kaleden who works in encaustic. Her specialty is encaustic collage. Jane has worked in the art field for many years and embraced several different mediums. Encaustic art - hot beeswax with added pigments applied to wooden blocks, paper or canvas using implements such as griddles - is her favourite medium by far, because it fills the senses as you work with molten beeswax and glory in the richness of the colours and textures of the medium. She can be reached at 250-497-5622 or cell 250-462-4345.
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